BGM: Wham! - Freedom
This morning I attended the ZOOM meeting on Facebook and talked about the event I had attended on the last Wednesday (another ZOOM meeting about Haruki Murakami). After that, we talked about why the Japanese people can't communicate in English fluently and express themselves as much as European people do. It was an interesting topic, and I said to them that we the Japanese can live their lives easily even though we speak Japanese only. Japan is an island country so doesn't have not so much immigrants as foreign countries. A great meeting. Thank you.
From 10 am, I attended another ZOOM meeting. It was, as I had written in the journal yesterday, the one about autism. I started my presentation about the "elite people with autism". It is one of the difficult topics about autism for us to understand because we tend to think that it could be easier to live if we were smart enough. TBH, I had been from Waseda, therefore ordinary neurotypical people tend to think "what could be the problem? You are brilliantly smart!". But, this is the same thing as what I had said in that ZOOM meeting, autistic people have to encounter various difficulties because of the handicap/character they can have. I said about this.
After that meeting, I had lunch and took a nap. And I went to the main house of my group home with my job coach. We the three (including the facility manager) talked about the money management problem I have to solve. It was a really "tough" topic for me to join and talk about, but I thought I shouldn't hide my problems anymore. The job coach and the manager showed me their understanding attitude tenderly, and therefore I tried to confess what could be my problems even though they were difficult for me to find out and explain.
This evening I read Masahiko Shimada's great novel "When you were heresy" (島田雅彦 "君が異端だった頃"). It was really funny, and more, charming one for me to read. I started having an interest in Shimada's works now.